The Delhi Police on Monday mentioned patrolling has been elevated and strict motion can be taken in opposition to those that don’t observe coronavirus tips issued in view of Holi. Amid a surge in COVID-19 circumstances within the nationwide capital, the Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority (DDMA) had on Tuesday ordered that there can be no public celebrations right here throughout upcoming festivals resembling Holi and Navaratri.
Delhi reported 1,881 coronavirus circumstances on Sunday, the best in round three-and-half months, whereas the positivity price rose to 2.35 per cent, based on the well being division.
Patrolling has been intensified throughout Holi, Delhi Police Public Relations Officer Chinmoy Biswal mentioned.
“Pickets have been positioned by the district police of their respective areas. Patrolling has been elevated. Police are specializing in those that are concerned in drunken driving and motion can be taken in opposition to them,” he mentioned.
“As public gathering is just not allowed this 12 months throughout Holi celebrations, strict motion can be taken in opposition to those that don’t adhere to coronavirus protocols. Delhi Police appeals to the general public to have a good time Holi with their members of the family at residence,” Biswal mentioned.
Police personnel, apart from patrolling, are additionally urging to folks to remain of their properties in view of rising coronavirus circumstances and making bulletins by loudspeakers about tips and security protocols.
The Delhi Site visitors Police has additionally made elaborate preparations to test incidents of drunken driving and over-speeding amongst others.
“Particular checking groups have been deployed at main intersections and weak factors to detect and prosecute visitors violators. Particular visitors police checking groups together with PCR and native police groups have been stationed on varied roads and strategic areas or intersections throughout Delhi,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Site visitors) Meenu Choudhary mentioned.
In circumstances of drunken driving, pink mild leaping, utilizing cell phone whereas driving, harmful driving and over dashing, the driving license can be seized and it is going to be chargeable for suspension for a interval of minimal of three months, police mentioned.
Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev had earlier directed authorities to make sure strict compliance of the DDMA order. On Saturday, Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava had instructed his officers to make sure optimum visibility of the power and observe security tips whereas strictly imposing the DDMA orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In view of consecutive festivals within the coming week, he had careworn that the DDMA tips relating to COVID-appropriate behaviour ought to be strictly adhered to and enforced on the bottom.
The police commissioner had additionally instructed his workers to observe security tips whereas imposing the DDMA orders.